Coming soon we will be posting our next challenge and our next adopt a spot locations! We will be spot lighting a few hospitals that need our support! Plus an exciting challenge is coming up as well! We now have all of these conversation in one location (besides the Calendar). Here is the link http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/249-challenges-adopt-a-spot/ For a reminder the forum for that us now located above the general discussions forum. Check back soon! Also its not to late to get on board for the current challenges and adopt a spot needs!
By MaryGlynn in H.A.I.N. Volunteers..their storyMy name is Bertha Parnusie, I am 75 yrs. old, retired and love to crochet. I also knit and do other crafts but crocheting is my real passion. I would like to become more involved in donating needed baby items. I mostly crochet hats for premies and newborns and donate them to oour local hospitals. Right now I am making car seat size blankets and include a new born size hat. These blankets also work well in the plastic bassinet they use in the hospitals. I joined HAIN many years ago as I was interested in helping babies The picture attached is of me and my grandson on his wedding day in Sept. 2016. Looking forward to hearing from you and informing me on how I can help out with current needs. Bertha Parnusie Life is a lovely song, thanks for singing with me. Note from HAIN: We are so honored to have you with us. Thank you so much for joining all of us to help reach the sweet precious babies. We appreciate you!!
Heavenly Angels in Need was started in April of 2003 by Brian & Mary Glynn. Their grief and personal experiences with premature infants led them to reach out to others. There were very few public charities out there for support at that time. Heavenly Angels in Need started out small. Heavenly Angels in Need soon discovered the needs were greater than they could have imagined. The donation requests were coming in from all over the nation, they knew they needed to go public. So they took the leap of faith and started Heavenly Angels in Need, a charity that has reached thousands of lives since its founding.
Brian & Mary shared the story of their infant losses with the world, and also their story of their premature sons. Mary also shared about childhood abuse she suffered and witnessed her mother and siblings suffer. Each Division of H.A.I.N. was created because of the experiences the Founders experienced themselves.They knew it is vital to reach out to others to help bring healing, give love, show compassion, empathy and the message that they are not alone.
(H.A.I.N. is saddened to announce that Co-Founder of Heavenly Angels in Need Brian Glynn passed away suddenly August 22, 2015, HAIN carries on in is memory.)
Please read more of H.A.I.N.s history: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/215-history-of-hain/
Our mission is to serve all babies and children in need. Due to prematurity, infant loss, child abuse and other calls for helps. Our mission is to bring comfort to families by providing clothing, and memorial keepsakes. (i.e. Burial Garments, Memory Boxes and Supports). Please read more below on what we offer.
We are an ALL volunteer 501 c3 charity organization
The Neonatal Division : This division focuses on premature and sick babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU),Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), or newborn birthing departments. When the need arises we also focus on infant loss.
We provide, hats, booties, blankets, and clothing. For infant loss we provide burial garments and other keepsake items.
(see also our Memory Box Division)
(Volunteer opportunities and donation requests, how to please read more below)
Memory Box Division
Memory Box Division: This division focuses on families whom have a had recent loss and want something special to put their babies keepsakes in.
Each of these boxes are handcrafted by volunteers, so can range from various sizes, colors and each one unique.
If you suffered a recent loss and was not provided any type of keepsake or memory box, we can accept individual requests.
We accept hospital requests so hospital staff can provide grieving patients a beautiful memory box to put families keepsakes in.
(Volunteer opportunities and donation requests, how to please read more )
Share your Story of your infant loss with us..
Here is where:
This is a private password protected forum.
Our belief is
"H.A.I.N. believes that of all gestation's, race, financial backgrounds religious backgrounds should not be prejudiced against, because infant death isn't prejudice."
We have a blog and galleries as well that have resources, and stories of loss.
Children's Division: This division focuses on children in need or have been through trauma.
. We provide school supplies for needy children.
. We provide Comfort/Sibling support bags.
. We provide Clothing and more to crisis pregnancy centers.
Comfort bags are a bag we offer to fire departments, police stations and emergency rooms to give directly to children whom have been through trauma. They are simple to make/purchase items and give to local outlets. These bags will reach children we may not be able to be in contact with but these departments are.
Sibling support bags are the same kind of bag as mentioned above but they are for the siblings who have lost a baby sister or brother and are also in grief. These bags we hope though simple can bring comfort to them.
We provide clothing, bottles, blankets, and other needed items to crisis pregnancy centers who provide items to young moms.They offer these items so mom can have important and essential items to care for their baby.
We give to individual needs, if they are available.
For DONATION REQUESTS:
If you are a hospital, service department or individual who is in need of these items, please request a donation here: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forum/218-email-your-donation-request/
- Join our message board, by signing up today. We have many resources to free patterns, plus private patterns (knit, crochet, sewing and more) that have been donated exclusively for H.A.I.N. to use for charitable purposes, plus H.A.I.N.s founder has tons of knit patterns free to public she designed to use for charity. (click on the downloads tab for her patterns). Registering will mean you have access to sensitive donation requests, resources and build friendships along the way.
- You can not register and just volunteer, we have plenty of printable labels and information to have to share with your offline friends. We can still offer receipts (read our FAQ blog posts on this).
- You can start a H.A.I.N. group! Here is more detailed information if this interest you: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/257-starting-your-own-hain-group/ starting an HAIN Group you get to name your own group, have your own blog right here on our site, your own gallery and a forum will be started right here just for you to use for you and your offline or online members!
If you Knit, Crochet, Sew, Craft we could use your help. Please join us today!
You can also find us on many social media sites: ( Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Ravelry and google+)
Links below gives more information on that:
Media Information, Labels and more: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/files/category/4-public-downloads-area/
Video's of our beginnings: (address/email information is no longer accurate in these video's)
(You can make video full screen to watch if you prefer.)
There are endless ways to help babies and children in need. We need help doing so! Please consider joining in this important mission!
Mom had been busily stitching gown sets and sewing blankets for months. One day she called to say that all of the shirt boxes she used to store the completed sets in were full. It was time for a packing day.
The sets were lined up on the table waiting to be put into bags. Next, the pins indicating the size needed to be removed.
The labels on the bags were filled in with the gestation week size plus if a hat or bonnet were included, then a business card for HAIN and each gown set went into the bag.
Next the sets were sorted by size and put into piles. The same was done for the blankets.
Consulting the needs sheet, gown sets and or blankets were pulled accordingly and put into boxes for mailing. A letter to the recipient with the box’s contents was typed up and included. Taped shut and addressed, off to the post office the boxes went. Some recipients would send an email indicating the box arrived safely, while others would take the time to handwrite a note of appreciation and thanks. Even if no response comes, it still makes us feel good knowing that all those hours spent on packing day provided another family with a handmade item and hopefully a small amount of comfort in their time of need.
Well I figured I would use my own blog on here to post about my photography as some of you asked if I would.
As many of you know I have been delving into photography as I was inspired by the charity NILMDTS. In hopes one day I would be professional enough to capture memories for grieving familes and offer my service.
Well my journey has been slow going. I have delved into learning, I have book that college courses use for the subject. I have watched videos, I have read, I have practiced. But as you know I have never delved into it super deep, meaning as a career. I figured one day when Brian retired and we didnt focus on his career then maybe just maybe..
After all we had all the time in the world, right? I have been a home mom, pretty much almost our entire almost 23 year marriage. I had Justen at 17, married Brian when I was 19. Worked some in the beggining but due to abuse of baby sitter we decided together that we felt better if we never put our children through what we went through. So we made that choice. Which I do not regret.
However Brian passed away. I had no career, no job experiance (but my early 20s, I am now in my 40s), the thought of doing everything we dreamed of together alone became a nightmare, fear like no other, worry and more fear. Luckily my husband had life insurance (we both did, after all we have kids), something I used to tell him I hated him having because we never would need it and the thought of him passing wasnt something I ever wanted to think about.
I was able to pay off house, put money back. I now realize that it was time to go ahead and take my photography more serious. So I joined a 12 week course. Though I admit I am scared. I need to do this for me, and for our kids. I want them to know that no matter what trials we face, we can do this. We can survive this. I am all they have now. And its hard folks, it really is. There are times I feel like I am failing them and doing this alone makes my heart sink so deeply in hurt.
How I miss my husband so badly it hurts to my core.
Do you know that in all the years together we never had a professional family picture done? How I regret thst now.
My mission is to make sure that never happens to anyone I come across. One can never get that back. I habe no real good pictures to hang on my walls of all of us. I encourage you all to go get pictures taken!!
Also to print your phone pictures. Go to mpix.com have them print your pictures. They have an app. Do it. Save them!
Anyway sorry about rambling in this post..
I will start posting more about photography. But for now thank you for reading this.
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Recent EntriesMy name is Bertha Parnusie, I am 75 yrs. old, retired and love to crochet. I also knit and do other crafts but crocheting is my real passion.I would like to become more involved in donating needed baby items. I mostly crochet hats for premies and newborns and donate them to oour local hospitals. Right now I am making car seat size blankets and include a new born size hat. These blankets also work well in the plastic bassinet they use in the hospitals. I joined HAIN many years ago as I was interested in helping babies The picture attached is of me and my grandson on his wedding day in Sept. 2016. Looking forward to hearing from you and informing me on how I can help out with current needs.Bertha ParnusieLife is a lovely song, thanks for singing with me.Note from HAIN: We are so honored to have you with us. Thank you so much for joining all of us to help reach the sweet precious babies. We appreciate you!!
You are welcome to join us in our challenges and adopt a spot focus areas.
Plus the annual challenges!!
All discussions for these will be posted here.
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There is just something about digging through your yarn and planning out things to make for babies. Crocheting baby blankets is probably my favorite thing to make, but baby hats come second. They are so quick to work up, and so many possibilities! Below is a picture of some hats that I have been working on for our Spring Fling. I currently have 25 boy hats finished. I am anxious to get some girl hats finished up before the challenge ends. I have spent many late nights working on these little guys. It's always a case of "one more row and then I need to get to bed", before you know it, 1 AM rolls around. Ooops! I think almost any crafter can relate to that.
I stepped outside of the box on some of these baby hats, and hopefully the hospitals will be ok with that. They aren't your traditional blue baby hats, but I still think they are cute. I have seen so many different color combos used so I wanted to try some out. Sometimes different is good, and a great way to use up some of those partially used skeins. When I get some girl hats finished up I'll share some of those too.
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